Dreams and Regrets.; Selections from the Russian Mystics.
Catherine Hughes (Cover photograph). New York. Sheed & Ward, Inc. . 1973. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Unpaginated. Illustrated. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is one of the Mysticism and Modern Man series. Each volume in this series draws upon the works of great mystical writers of past or present to present brief excerpts from their writings that have particular relevance to may in the [nineteen] seventies. The photos--more than 40 per volume--have been selected with an eye toward illustrating that relevance in contemporary terms, whether it involves poverty, violence or simply those quite personal moments in which modern man tries to come to grips with his life and time. The quotations are from A Treasury of Russian Spirituality, compiled and edited by G. P. Fedotov, Copyright 1948 by Sheed and Ward, Inc. Sheed and Ward was a publishing house founded in London in 1926 by Catholic activists Frank Sheed and Maisie Ward. The head office was moved to New York in 1933. The United States assets of Sheed and Ward have been owned by Rowman & Littlefield since 2002, and those in the United Kingdom are owned by Bloomsbury Publishing. Sheed and Ward published a number of major Roman Catholic authors of the 1920s through to the mid-twentieth century, including G. K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, Christopher Dawson, Vincent McNabb, Leo J. Trese, Ronald Knox and Etienne Gilson. In the early 1930s Sheed and Ward operated the Catholic Book a Month Club. In 1973, Sheed and Ward was acquired by the Universal Press Syndicate; the company was used as the base of the publisher Andrews McMeel. However, the Sheed and Ward name and backlist were later divested. The company was owned by the National Catholic Reporter from 1986 to 1998, when it was sold to the Priests of the Sacred Heart. The company archives of the New York office from 1933 to 1977 are kept at the University of Notre Dame. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Russia, Mysticism, Spirituality, Photoessay, Social Conditions, 1970s, Poverty, Violence, Religion